Saturday, July 31, 2010

Laughing Stock

This should get some attention in the PMO. The ex head of the 2000 U.S. Census, John Thompson is in Canada for a convention and he has heard all about the Conservatives' mentally challenged plans for the Census:
The Chicago-based statistician then laughed at the details of Canada’s plan to pass out more questionnaires to make up for less compliance. He was part of a 2003 experiment in the United States to make voluntary the Census Bureau’s own detailed questionnaire, known as the American Community Survey. Statisticians quickly concluded the data would be less reliable and more expensive to obtain. (emphasis mine)
The PMO could not give two flying fucks what anyone in Canada thinks about the Census. However, now that the Americans are laughing at their buffoonery, that is a different matter, altogether.
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